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3DU.S.S. Coronado, Katana Class Starship



  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180949 Posts: 8,995Member
    That's some great work. I like how much thought you're putting into launching and landing the Specters.
  • McCMcC196 Posts: 659Member
    edited August 2019 #153
    If you're just joining this thread, hi! Please read the first post for some background info. Many questions have come up over and over again that are answered there. Thanks!

    Thanks, @evil_genius_180 !

    Was out of town for GenCon (my first time!), and the week prior to it was a whirlwind of in-person D&D sessions, so have only really been able to get any progress done in the last week or so.

    The next big item on the agenda was finalizing what to do with the actual launch doors. After some experimenting, I decided I liked horizontal staggered sliding panels. Unfortunately, in order to make them not overly huge and also reasonably thick (~30cm, my standard hull thickness), I had doors that didn't fit into the door frame I had made! Time to rebuild the entire outer shell of the Specter bay, I guess!


    Pictured above is the "how am I going to patch this up?" screenshot of despair on top, with the end result (using a red carpaint matcap to look for mesh distortion) on the bottom. The Shrinkwrap modifier, using some freshly-built and very clean target meshes, made reworking the area a lot less painful than it would have otherwise been. That'd turn out to be foreshadowing for later tasks. Speaking foreshadowing, anyone remember this?
    McC wrote: »
    Shrink Wrap is a dirty, evil modifier that I try to avoid wherever possible. opinion on that topic has changed over the years. :sweat_smile:

    In any event, I ended up putting together a quick rig and cooked up a viewport render to see how it looked opening.

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  • evil_genius_180evil_genius_180949 Posts: 8,995Member
    Looking great. Those are my favorite kind of bay doors to do.
  • BrandenbergBrandenberg726 CaliforniaPosts: 1,194Member
    Fun. Click and open the doors. It's looking great.
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